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Ligeia : She came & departed as a shadow

I don't know if you're a Lovecraft fan. But here is a poem he wrote about Poe. -BTW- did you know that when Elizabeth Poe (Edgar's mother) was a child she was put into the care of a Mr. Usher after her mother died (thus, the name appears early in Poe's work).


Eternal brood the shadows on this ground,
Dreaming of centuries that have gone before;
Great elms rise solemnly by slab and mound,
Arched high above a hidden world of yore.
Round all the scene a light of memory plays,
And dead leaves whisper of departed days,
Longing for sights and sounds that are no more.

Lonely and sad, a specter glides along Aisles
where of old his living footsteps fell;
No common glance discerns him, though his song Pearls down
through time with a mysterious spell.
Only the few who sorcery's secret know,
Espy amidst these tombs the shade of Poe.

H.P. Lovecraft

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